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Funding Opportunity: Promoting Democratic Principles in Zimbabwe

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Democratic Principles in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 30-Mar-2024

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe under the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for creative, sustainable, engaging projects that build support for democratic principles and values.

Program Objectives
  • All proposals must meet the following objectives:
    • Enhance the development of Zimbabwe’s democracy through civil society, the media, academic organizations, and communities to support democratic sustainability and civic participation.
    • Strengthen collaboration and build networks between Zimbabwe and U.S. civil society, press, and advocacy organizations with an emphasis on long-term relationships and sustainability.
  • Proposals could include the following or address other democratic principles:
    • Develop an engaged citizenry that participates in civic life and defends human rights.
    • Support for journalism innovation that sustain independent journalism and the media
    • Advocacy for legal and policy reforms that promote and protect human rights.
    • Building coalitions of civil society actors to support democratic principles.
    • Raise awareness on and counter disinformation and misinformation.
    • Dialogue and engagement to renew discussions on and considerations for law reforms supporting democratic principles.
    • Professionalization of media, civil society, and academia to engage the government on democracy resilience and promotion.
Funding Information
  • Total available funding: US$75,000
  • Award amounts: Awards may range from $20,000 to a maximum of $50,000
  • Length of performance period: 6-18 months from date of Award
  • Number of awards anticipated: 2 – 3 Awards (dependent on amounts)
  • Anticipated program start date: August 2024
Participants and Audiences
  • Proposals can target media stakeholders, civil society, women, youth, policy makers, opinion leaders, underserved populations, or other clearly defined sectors.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    • Zimbabwean or U.S. media organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe.

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